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Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby canaan on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:41 pm

New Jersey Devils ‏@NHLDevils 3m
BREAKING: Ilya Kovalchuk announces he will retire. "This decision was something I have thought about for a long time."

nhl.com link: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=677712&cmpid=nhl-twt
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:42 pm

So all that **** went thru over getting around the cba and getting him signed was for what, 2 years?
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby skullman80 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:43 pm

That seemed to come out of nowhere. Oh well don't have to worry about facing him anymore.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby columbia on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:43 pm

:?:
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:43 pm

Holy outta nowheres
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:45 pm

HAHAHAHA! Man that really screws over the Devils. Now they have a bunch of cap space to use but all of the big names are off the market. I wonder if Jagr has suddenly placed the Devils on his list.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby stopper40 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:45 pm

I just got the update on my phone and I'm trying to find out wth is going on
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Factorial on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:46 pm

KHL?
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Staggy on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:46 pm

Devils' boards are hilarious right now.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:48 pm

And the best part is the Devils still have to forfeit a #1 draft pick for trying to circumvent the cap when the signed him in the first place. Brilliant move NJ.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Factorial on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:48 pm

Devils are so boring they forced him to retire.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby columbia on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:49 pm

Factorial wrote:Devils are so boring they forced him to retire.


:lol:
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby stopper40 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:49 pm

Factorial wrote:KHL?


Pure sports terrorism?

But seriously, could he do that without royally ticking off the IIHF, the NHL and anyone else involved in international hockey?
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby count2infinity on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:49 pm

Factorial wrote:Devils are so boring they forced him to retire.


:thumb:
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby stopper40 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Factorial wrote:Devils are so boring they forced him to retire.



How boring are they going to be now? At least Kovalchuk could add some excitement to a game.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby pcm on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Image

That way to Russia.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Crankshaft on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:54 pm

Wait, so they spent all that money on Kovalchuk, lost Parise to free agency, only for him to retire.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Factorial on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:55 pm

Wasn't that contract heavily front-loaded?
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Factorial on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:59 pm

To answer my own question, he made $6m the first two years and $11m last year. Was set to make roughly $11 until 2017-18.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby pfim on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:02 pm

This is pretty funny, though at this point I think the Devils are better off with the cap space. Square peg, round hole.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby Tyler Durden on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:04 pm

pfim wrote:This is pretty funny, though at this point I think the Devils are better off with the cap space. Square peg, round hole.


They aren't getting the cap space back thanks to the Luongo rule in the new CBA.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby cma3585 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:04 pm

Losing that first round pick next year when without him they're probably a bottom 5 team is just outstanding.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:05 pm

Tyler Durden wrote:
pfim wrote:This is pretty funny, though at this point I think the Devils are better off with the cap space. Square peg, round hole.


They aren't getting the cap space back thanks to the Luongo rule in the new CBA.

If that's true then oh god my sides.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby shoeshine boy on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:07 pm

I'm beginning to really hate the KHL.
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Re: Ilya Kovalchuk Retires

Postby cma3585 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:09 pm

Tyler Durden wrote:
pfim wrote:This is pretty funny, though at this point I think the Devils are better off with the cap space. Square peg, round hole.


They aren't getting the cap space back thanks to the Luongo rule in the new CBA.


They should. This says they'll get hit with 250k per until it expires.

http://capgeek.com/recapture-calculator ... _year=2013
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